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Well #Salute2015 was an interesting and fun time. Glad I'm not heavily into the hobby, otherwise I'd be seriously poor
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The Green Man: resistance, not mythology - my love for this kind of thing knows no bounds
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"You don’t create new worlds to give them all the same limits as the old ones": writing women into scifi
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It's amazing what the Chandra X-ray observatory can see, isn't it? The +BBC News app gives new meaning to the phrase "you can see my house from here"... ;-)
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Let us compare this - "Fox News pundit claims that Birmingham is ‘totally Muslim’ city" (http://www.theguardian.com/…/fox-news-steven-emerson-birmin…), with this, from Pew Research:

"[C]onsistent conservatives...[a]re tightly clustered around a single news source, far more than any other group in the survey, with 47% citing Fox News as their main source for news about government and politics"
(http://www.journalism.org/…/political-polarization-media-h…/).

The term "facepalm" doesn't really seem to cover it...
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“My reason for writing stories is to give myself the satisfaction of visualising more clearly and detailedly and stably the vague, elusive, fragmentary impressions of wonder, beauty, and adventurous expectancy which are conveyed to me by certain sights (scenic, architectural, atmospheric, etc.), ideas, occurrences, and images encountered in art and literature."
'Notes on Writing Weird Fiction' by H. P. Lovecraft “My reason for writing stories is to give myself the satisfaction of visualising more clearly and detailedly and stably the vague, elusive, fragmentary impressions of wonder, beauty, and adventurous expectancy which are conveyed to me by certain sights (scenic, architectural, atmospheric, etc.), ideas, occurrences, and images encountered in art and literature. [ ] The reason why time pl...
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Whilst I'm not a wargamer, really looking forward to #Salute2015 - heading to London to chew the geek fat with some old friends
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"If we live long enough, we will experience that sense of outrage and incomprehension that perfectly good norms have been abandoned in favour of absurdities (that we can’t eat a sausage, or have a bath, or tear the battery out of our old gadgets, or drive our own car). We too will experience what it is like to be told that, whether through stupidity or wickedness, we were wrong.

What is the proper reaction to such change?"
In 2115, when our descendants look back at our society, what will they condemn as our greatest moral failing?
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BLOG: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Normally, I’m pretty good with words. At the moment, I’m not at my best, for reasons I hope are self evident. However, I’m going to do my best to remember someone who gave more to my life than he ever knew. I never got to know Leonard Nimoy the way my…
Mister Spock made it okay for me to be the weird kid who eventually grew into a slightly-less weird adult, but it was Leonard Nimoy who made Mister Spock live, and who made Star Trek possible.
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Tell me, oh sage G Plussers, do you have any podcasts of a geek, tech, sci-fi/fantasy (etc etc) bent to recommend...? 
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A 54 ft "miniature" - Representation of the actual sizes of different scale practical models built for various films 
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Bill Sienkiewicz - all that needs to be said
thebristolboard: Original page by Bill Sienkiewicz from Elektra: Assassin #4, published by Marvel/Epic, November 1986. I really need to re-read this series!
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